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Beckingham, All Saints
Beckingham, All Saints
Beckingham, All Saints

The church has two doorways dating from the Norman period. Much of the church was built in the thirteenth century

Peter Kirk Collection, 1980

Beckingham, All Saints
Beckingham, All Saints
Beckingham, All Saints
Beckingham, All Saints

Church looking in much better condition than the Peter Kirk photo taken in 1980.

Village website states

"All Saints is a Grade 1 listed building, which has suffered too long from degradation by the weather and past neglect.

It was closed in 1998 and almost declared redundant.

But the villagers and the PCC are determined to bring it back into use again - and a good start has been made, gaining funds to restore the roofing.

But there is so much more we want to do!"

http://www.beckinghamvillage.co.uk/optChurch.php  

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, Church
Beckingham, All Saints
Beckingham, All Saints
Beckingham, All Saints

"The church of All Saints was built in the late 12th century, from which period the Romanesque north doorway remains"

"The church was rebuilt in the 14th century, when the clerestory and new windows were added, and probably an extended chancel also.

The Perpendicular tower was added in the 15th century.

At some point after this the tower arch was blocked off.

Restoration was carried out twice in the 19th century, firstly in 1857-58 by Mr Baily.

He appears to have re-opened and restored the tower arch and restored some of the windows, and may have re-roofed the nave.

A more thorough restoration was performed in 1888 by C.H.Fowler when the chancel was given a new roof, floor and east window, and the clerestory and porch were faced in Ancaster stone"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/All-Saints-Church--Beckingham/237864.record?pt=S 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, Church
Beckingham, All Saints
Beckingham, All Saints
Beckingham, All Saints

"Parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15 restored 1888"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360525 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, Church
Beckingham, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Beckingham, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Beckingham, All Saints, Churchyard Cross

"The churchyard cross at Beckingham is a good example of the integral base, shaft and knop of a medieval standing cross.

Situated to the south of the church, it is believed to stand in or near its original position"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1009216 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, Churchyard Cross
Beckingham, All Saints, North Doorway
Beckingham, All Saints, North Doorway
Beckingham, All Saints, North Doorway

"The church of All Saints was built in the late 12th century, from which period the Romanesque north doorway remains"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/All-Saints-Church--Beckingham/237864.record?pt=S 

"On the north a round headed doorway with single shafts, zig-zag and nailhead, decorated with faces foliage and animals"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360525 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, Church, door, Romanesque
Beckingham, All Saints, Porch & South Doorway
Beckingham, All Saints, Porch & South Doorway
Beckingham, All Saints, Porch & South Doorway

"Pevsner records the south doorway as also being late Norman, but is thought by Dr Elders to be slightly later (perhaps early 13th century) from which time or a little later still the porch and aisles appear to date"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/All-Saints-Church--Beckingham/237864.record?pt=S 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, Church, Porch
Beckingham, All Saints, Tower
Beckingham, All Saints, Tower
Beckingham, All Saints, Tower

"The Perpendicular tower was added in the 15th century"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/All-Saints-Church--Beckingham/237864.record?pt=S 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, Church, tower
Beckingham, All Saints, Tower, Gargoyle
Beckingham, All Saints, Tower, Gargoyle
Beckingham, All Saints, Tower, Gargoyle

Gargoyle on tower corner just beneath the battlements.

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, All Saints, Church, Gargoyle
Beckingham, Black Swan
Beckingham, Black Swan
Beckingham, Black Swan

Two public houses mentioned in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 :-

Burrows Robert, Pack Horse P.H  

Taylor George, Black Swan P.H

The Black Swan is now a restaurant.

https://http://blackswanbeckingham.co.uk/index.html 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, Black Swan, Public House
Beckingham, Hillside Cottages
Beckingham, Hillside Cottages
Beckingham, Hillside Cottages
Beckingham, Hillside Cottages
Beckingham, Hillside Cottages
Beckingham, Hillside Cottages
Beckingham, Hillside Cottages

"Pair of houses. 1704"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147420 

Plaque on front of house appears to read 1706? 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, Hillside Cottages
Beckingham, Pack Horse Inn
Beckingham, Pack Horse Inn
Beckingham, Pack Horse Inn

"Public house. C16, C18 and early C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061925

Two public houses mentioned in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 :-

Burrows Robert, Pack Horse P.H  

Taylor George, Black Swan P.H

The Pack Horse closed in 2016 and has now been converted into a private residence.

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, Pack Horse, Public House, Inn
Beckingham, School
Beckingham, School
Beckingham, School

Former school now a private house. 

"The school was built as a parochial school in 1840 and became a National School.

It was restored in 1886.

Senior children were transferred to the Sir William Robertson School at Welbourn from 10 February 1961.

The school was closed on 18 December 1968"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Records/RecordDisplaySearchResults.aspx?oid=645107&mode=c&pageNo=11 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"Public Elementary School (mixed), erected in 1840, for 85 children;

in 1886 the building was thoroughly restored & improved by Rev. Canon R. Whittaker M.A. late rector 1886-91;

Henry Singleton, master" 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, School
Beckingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Beckingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Beckingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel now the Village Hall.

Date tablet is indecipherable.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1937 mentions the chapel but its date of closure is unknown.

White's Directory of 1856 mentions "a small Wesleyan Chapel" but this is probably an earlier building.

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Village Hall